Suffered Electrical Burns? Your Legal Options Inside
A lot of people don’t know this, but there are a number of different types of burns, some even more serious than the type caused by flames or fire. Chemical burns, for instance, can go all the way to third degree burns which usually causes organ damage, disfigurement and scarring, and even death. Electrical burns on the other hand can cause brain damage and lead to severe disability, a coma, or end in a fatality. Electrical burn injuries can also negatively affect the heart and lungs, causing heart attack, massive internal bleeding and lung collapse. To this end, it is important that an electrical burn victim receive prompt medical attention to stop the chain of reactions that are set off by electrical burn events.
Are you looking for an electrical burn attorney? If you’ve sustained electrical burn injuries at work or at home and believe that poor maintenance, lack of necessary safety gear or worker protocol, or any other form of negligence was what caused your electrical burn injuries, you may be able to file an electrical burn injury lawsuit to recover money damages. McCready Law is a nationally recognized injury law firm that’s here for you during these difficult times. Our staff have combined legal experience spanning over 90 YEARS, and we’ve recovered over $30 million in compensation for past clients in just 20 years, and we’d love to do the same for you. Please contact us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. Remember, the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE, and there’s no legal obligation.
An electrical burn happens when electrical current passes through the body. The heat generated by this electricity is what causes electrical burns, and not the current itself. Electricity seeks a conductor and an outlet, and the human body, despite it being a poor conductor, will work just as well.
High Voltage Electrical Burn Injury
Statistics put forth by the United States Department of Labor state that electrical burn injury victims are more likely to suffer hand electrical burn injuries compared to any other part of their body as your limbs, and in particular hands are the common point of entry for electricity due to the fact that most people are using their hands to work on or operate something at the moment of the electrical burn injury event.
Here are some of the internal injuries associated with electrical burn injuries:
- Internal bleeding
- Damages nerves
- Slipping into a coma
- Burned tissue
- Heart attack
- Respiratory failure
- Spasms and muscle twitches
It is important to understand that electrical burn injuries aren’t immediately apparent, and this is one of the reasons why it is so important to seek medical treatment shortly after an electrical burn injury.
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Electrical burn injuries usually for the most part happen at work due to workers in industrial settings coming into contact with high voltage such as those that work in factories, construction sites and power lines. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation won’t be sufficient for your long-term injuries, and it’s because of this that you will need a reliable electrical burn injury lawyer. Please contact our electrical burn injury attorneys TODAY at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.